In April 2013 R&D CORE presented the ATLAS concept, an anti-theft bike lock stand aiming to eliminate the bike theft problem.
Since then, R&D CORE has evolved the concept into something much more radical and high tech, an approach not yet seen within the bicycle security market! It suits university campuses, cities and railway stations perfectly!
The refreshed concept resembles a bicycle, only upside down. Specifically, the solution consists of a stand that is secured on the pavement with two integrated rotary wheels.
Each side of the stand can be used to securely lock one bike without using external locks / chains. The bars shown can rotate around the circumference of the wheel.
In addition, each bar can pivot around one end and be pulled out.
To secure a bicycle in place, the two bars need to be rotated to align with the wheels of the bike, then extended out to pass around the bike's frame and wheel and then snap them in place to securely lock their free end back into the wheel. Both wheels and the frame are now secured. The locks can be deactivated with the use of a smartcard / credit card / smartphone or an Oyster card.
The main advantage of this new concept, ATLAS II, over the original ATLAS concept, is that the solution no longer requires expensive integration with the pavement and it is expected to be more resistant to the elements such as solid dirt / particles, leaves, water, etc. found in the urban areas.
We are looking for partnerships to commercialize our solution. Contact us to find out more!